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Musing

The Visa Geeza on RTHK Radio Three – May 2013

May 15th, 2013

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Phil  and I had a rare old discussion yesterday when he had me back on Morning Brew over at RTHK Radio 3. By the time I got there he had, unbeknownst to me, prepared the judges words from a recent Hong Kong court case about transgender recognition which he wanted to debate. The whole session […]

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How Does Legal Marriage Between Same Sex Partners Impact on the Hong Kong Visa Process?

May 11th, 2013

Posted by / in Family Visas, Your Question Answered / 4 responses

Whist, unfortunately, same sex partners cannot (at this moment in time at least) qualify for dependant visas. The question is still begged as to how formal marriage or civil partnerships between such couples impacts on the Hong Kong Visa process. QUESTION Hi Geeza, Here is my question. I work for an Australian organisation in Portugal, […]

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UPDATE: Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visas for British Nationals – the Jury is Still Out After All

January 26th, 2013

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing, Refusals & Appeals / 1 response

I am really grateful to Paula Walker of Crown Mobility for engaging last week on the topic of prolonged visitor visas for British nationals seeking to join their loved ones in Hong Kong. Following on from Thursday’s post (where I reported that UK nationals are no longer able to persuade ImmD to grant them prolonged visitor visas) […]

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Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visas No Longer Available to British National Trailing Life Partners

January 24th, 2013

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 2 responses

It has recently become apparent that British Citizens can no longer receive Hong Kong Prolonged Visitor Visas to stay in Hong Kong with their defacto spouses and Life Partners… Update: the issue remains open, after all… QUESTION Hi I moved here with my partner two years ago for his job and since then have been […]

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Hadley Says

What Happens if You Overstay Your Hong Kong Visa Limit of Stay?

January 22nd, 2013

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 133 responses

The Immigration Department are very strict about people who overstay their visa in Hong Kong. If you are a visitor here and find yourself a day or 2 accidently overstaying, and have a good reason for this oversight, you may very well be able to sort it out at the airport as you depart. However, […]

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Musing

A Harsh Decision – Why the Hong Kong Immigration Department Will Not Give My Client a Prolonged Visitor Visa

December 6th, 2012

Posted by / in Family Visas, Musing, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

I’ve written lots and lots previously about same sex partner visa applications for Hong Kong. To recap, same sex partners who are in a loving committed life partner relationship and who have cohabited previously prior to their relocation here, can expect that the ‘trailing spouse’ will go on to procure a prolonged visitor visa in […]

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Understanding the Procedure for a Hong Kong Same Sex Partner Visa Application

November 30th, 2012

Posted by / in Family Visas, Visitor Visas, Your Question Answered / 20 responses

You’d be amazed at the number of queries we get on our website for same sex partner visas and I am grateful to the person who asked me this question as it allows me to clear up any application process confusion. QUESTION I am commencing a 2 year secondment in HK with my company in […]

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Hadley Says

The Shiny New D-I-Y Hong Kong Visa Kit – Get Yours Today – 100% FREE!

September 15th, 2012

Posted by / in Employment Visas, Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Investment Visas, Long Stay & PR, Refusals & Appeals, Special Programmes, Visitor Visas / 22 responses

Getting a visa to live in Hong Kong can be a complicated process. Understanding what it takes to get your application approved is not easy to fathom as the Hong Kong Immigration Department website is informative but not especially useful. Instead you can use the free service from the Hong Kong Visa Centre. In the […]

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The Reality For Same Sex Partner Visa Applicants in Hong Kong

August 22nd, 2012

Posted by / in Family Visas, Hadley Says…, Visitor Visas / 7 responses

Unfortunately, Hong Kong immigration policy does not recognize same sex partners so there is no possibility of securing dependant visas for gay partners who are trailing their loved ones to Hong Kong when there is a transfer here from overseas for employment or otherwise business investment. However, the Hong Kong Immigration Department are not without […]

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What Hong Kong Visa Options Exist for Unmarried, Trailing Partners?

August 20th, 2012

Posted by / in 60 Second Snapshot, Employment Visas, Family Visas, Investment Visas, Special Programmes / 23 responses

Under Hong Kong immigration policy, if you’re married, life is pretty much plain sailing from a visa perspective. Married spouses accompanying their partners to the HKSAR when they come to work secure dependent visas which effectively provide carte blanche approvals to engage in any kind of activity which is lawful, eg, study, work, or establish […]

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